Michael Polish Sets Cast For “Big Sur”

Director Michael Polish has begun production on his 1960’s Beat Generation pic “Big Sur” for 3311 Productions reports Deadline.

The drama covers Jack Kerouac’s move from New York to Northern California, as he tries to rediscover himself after badly handling the fame, drugs and decadent lifestyle that came with his groundbreaking novel “On The Road”.

Jean-Marc Barr (“Dogville”) will play Kerouac, Josh Lucas will play Neal Cassady and Kate Bosworth to play Billie, the woman linked to both. Anthony Edwards, Radha Mitchell, Balthazar Getty, Patrick Fischler, Stana Katic, John Robinson and Henry Thomas also star.

Polish scripted the film and will produce with Ross Jacobson, Mark Roberts, Eddie Vaisman and Adam Kassen.